(#2 in a series on the Book of Habakkuk)
In chapter 1 of Habakkuk, the prophet has his faith severely tested.
He gave his complaint to God concerning the sin of his people. Vss. 1-4
He received the consolation that they would be judged by the Chaldeans (Babylonians) Vss. 5-11.
He shows confusion wondering how God could use people more unrighteous than the Jews as tools of judgment. Vss. 12-21
He shows confidence, waiting for God to give Him an answer. 2:2
In this chapter we find Habakkuk trusting God for an answer. And Habakkuk is not disappointed.
PARTICULARS ABOUT THE PROPHET - Vss. 1
In his trust we find Habakkuk:
Watching - Vs. 1
Writing - Vs. 2
Waiting - Vs. 3
ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE JUST - Vs. 4
"The just shall live by his faith."
WARNINGS FOR THE WICKED - Vss. 5-19
Woe to the Dishonest - Vss. 6-8
Woe to the Covetous - Vss. 9-11
Woe to the Oppressor - Vss. 12-14
Woe to the Sharer of Strong Drink - Vss. 15-17
Woe to the Idolater - Vss. 18-19
REMINDER FOR THE RIGHTEOUS - Vs. 20
The Lord is in His holy temple. He is in control! All we need to do is keep silence before Him, and allow Him to work and to speak to us.